Pre-cast concrete has become an important basis for the building of roadways, driveways and buildings due to its low cost and durability. However, concrete has several disadvantages such as being difficult and costly to install.
Precast concrete is concrete poured at a manufacturing facility and cut into ready-to-use slabs that can be installed at a construction site. Precast concrete has a certain set of advantages over traditional concrete that help to add to its practicality and popularity. Precast concrete is cost efficient and easy to install, without sacrificing the high quality and long-lasting characteristics of traditional concrete.
PreCast Concrete Offers More Control Over Projects
Because precast concrete is poured off-site, you can have more control over the timing of installation, making it available for use when you need it. Precast concrete is stored in a controlled environment and cut into perfectly-sized slabs for when you need it. You don’t need to worry about weather conditions or the amount of time it will take to dry. You’ll spend less time waiting around for appropriate weather for installation. It also means less labor and time spent on the jobsite for installation, without sacrificing the quality of the product.
Concrete Is Cost-Efficient
Oftentimes, volume discounts are available for the purchase of multiple slabs projects at the same time. Manufacturers are able to pour large amounts of concrete at the same time and offer lower prices when you purchase your concrete all at once. This makes precast concrete cost-efficient, without sacrificing the durability of normal concrete.
Additionally, you’ll spend less time pouring concrete at the site resulting in lower costs for labor. At the same time, the precast concrete is high quality and durable, giving you more for your money.
Easy to Installation With Pre-Cast Concrete
Precast concrete eliminates the factors of weather and time constraints, making it easy to install at any time. It is stored in a protected environment where the concrete remains safe from the elements. It’s ready for delivery when you make it, resulting in timely installation. You won’t spend time pouring the concrete or waiting for it to dry. Instead, after delivery, the simple installation will result in the finished product.
High Quality and Long-Lasting Material
Precast concrete has all the high quality and durable qualities of normal concrete while being easy to install. Just like traditional concrete, precast concrete is dense, making it durable and strong. Precast concrete is able to stand years of wear and tear from parked cars to holding the weight of building roofs and walls. It also maintains its quality through the weather elements, such as rain, sun, snow and ice without changing its shape.
Concrete Reduces Noise
Precast concrete is excellent at soundproofing homes and commercial buildings. Its dense qualities help to absorb sound waves and prevent them from crossing barriers. Precast concrete is a popular choice for buildings where noise levels are a concern, such as college dormitories, multi-family homes, and commercial buildings in busy downtown areas. The concrete is used to not only block noise from the outside coming in, but also to block noise between floors and rooms.
Pre-Cast Concrete Is Fireproof
Another advantage to precast concrete is its fireproof attributes. Precast concrete does not get as hot as many other materials and can prevent fire from moving in between rooms or between floors. Because it does not catch fire, it stops the fire from spreading. As a result, it is a popular choice for homes and residential buildings where fires spreading great distances are a concern.
Aesthetic Qualities of Concrete
Precast concrete doesn’t just come in the classical gray color of the past. There are now a variety of colors, shapes, aggregates and finishes available for precast concrete to make buildings stylish and modern. There are also a variety of style options that manufacturing plants can add to the concrete before it’s cast. Brick, granite, and stone can be added to make the look of the concrete unique and stylish. This also reduces the time and cost required for installation at the construction site, as these items can be added at the manufacturing facility.
Precast concrete is a well-known for its various advantages. Not only is it high quality and durable, but its reasonable cost and aesthetic qualities make it both practical and stylish. Additionally, precast concrete’s dense composition prevents the spread of noise across floors and rooms, while also preventing the spread of fires. These advantages make precast concrete a popular choice for residential and commercial buildings alike.